Meet the Florida Softshell Turtle, one of the most fascinating creatures to call Florida home. Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast or a terrarium hobbyist, you’ll find this species to be quite fascinating! Let’s explore what makes this turtle so unique and learn more about where to find them in the wild.
The Aldabra giant tortoise is one of the largest and longest-living species of tortoise in the world. With a history that spans over 100 million years, this species has survived extinction events and human interference to become one of the most iconic reptiles on Earth. Let’s take a closer look at this incredible species.
If you’re thinking of getting a pet turtle, the Western pond turtle might be the perfect choice for you. These little guys are native to the western United States and have a unique, rugged appearance that sets them apart from other turtles. But before you bring one home, there are a few things you should know.
|Up to 8 inches in length
|Up to 50 years in captivity
|Western United States (California, Oregon, Washington)
|Freshwater habitats including ponds, rivers, and streams
|Minimum Enclosure Size
|10 gallons of water per turtle
|Ideal Temperature Range
|80-85°F for basking, 75-78°F for water
|Carnivorous (worms, crickets, mealworms, small pieces of chicken or fish)
|April to June
If you’re thinking about adding a Russian tortoise to your family, you’ve come to the right place. These fascinating creatures make great pets for reptile enthusiasts, but it’s important to understand their needs before bringing one home. In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about Russian tortoises, including their lifespan, size, habitat, and care.
|14 inches in length, 15 pounds
|Minimum 4×8 feet with 18 inches height
|75-85 degrees Fahrenheit
|Required for proper shell and bone growth
|High in fiber, low in protein
|Topsoil, coconut fiber, and sand
|Shallow water for drinking and soaking, changed daily
|Gently and with care, supporting the body
|At least once a year
|Fresh fruits and vegetables daily
|Regular interaction and exercise
Diamondback terrapins are a unique and fascinating species of turtle that make great pets for those who are looking for something a little different. With their distinctive diamond-shaped markings and bright colors, they are sure to catch the eye of any reptile lover. However, before you bring one home, it’s important to understand the specific needs of these turtles and what it takes to keep them healthy and happy.
|Average adult size
|over 25 years
|Minimum enclosure size (water)
|10 gallons per inch of turtle
|Temperature range for water
|70-80 degrees Fahrenheit
|Temperature range for a basking area
|80-85 degrees Fahrenheit
|UVB light replacement schedule
|Every 6-12 months
If you’re considering adding a Russian tortoise to your family, you’ve come to the right place. As an exotic pet expert with over a decade of experience, I’m here to guide you through everything you need to know about caring for these fascinating creatures. From diet and enclosure to temperature and interaction, I’ll cover it all and help you provide the best possible care for your new pet.
|8-10 inches (adult)
|Semi-desert, steppe, and scrubland
|75-80°F (cool side) 90-95°F (warm side)
|12 hours per day
|4-5 sq. ft. per tortoise